The good news for Manchester United fans is that the transfer window is almost shut.
The summer has been one of pure frustration for the men from Old Trafford, with new manager David Moyes struggling to get to grips with the crazy world of Manchester United transfer business.
The Scot has spent the last eleven years completing low profile deals at Everton, and has struggled with being thrown into the spotlight at one of the worlds biggest clubs whilst attempting to complete multi-million pound deals.
Moyes has been left frustrated in his pursuit for midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, and has since made a joint offer his former club Everton described as ‘derisory and an insult’ for Maraoune Fellaini and Leighton Baines.
Baines has been a target since Moyes walked through the doors at Old Trafford. His first action as Manchester United boss was to launch a £12 million offer for the England full back, which his former club flatly rejected.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez and chairman Bill Kenwright remain adamant that one of their star players will not be sold this summer, meaning perhaps Moyes is likely to be left frustrated once more.
With that in mind, we have identified 5 possible alternatives to Leighton Baines for Manchester United to ponder.